As wedding vendors, we love a good trend, and every year we get excited to see what the Pantone Color of the Year will be. But in the creative community sometimes that color causes mixed feelings. And that’s what happened when we found out that 2023 was Viva Magenta.
Magenta can be a difficult color to photograph and also find compliments to, but we were determined to create a scene where pinks were the queen and with a vibe that still felt lush and luxurious. Our location was downtown Dallas at the Thompson Hotel. It was the perfect mix of modern and edgy for our shoot and had several stunning photo moments, captured by Sami Kathryn Photography. Rooftops with skyscrapers as backdrops, a modern ballroom with stunning chandeliers and large windows overlooking the city landscape, and a speakeasy style bar: Catbird. With their seasonal installations and modern architecture, every type of couple can find themselves dreaming up their wedding there.
For the ceremony, florist Black House Blooms wanted to create a garden atmosphere with an aisle liner of light floral that faded into a backdrop of lush, modern pinks. A simple black structure held the swirling raspberry, mauve, magenta, and fuchsia flowers above the couple, while coordinating ground pieces helped frame the scene and create an even more eye-catching backdrop. Gold backed, blush, velvet chairs from Marquee Event Rentals brought a metallic but feminine twist to the guests’ seats. A more petit, asymmetrical bouquet mimicked the style of the arch without taking away from it.
The bride’s gowns were all from Iconic Bride and her ceremony dress was designed by Rivini by Rita Vinieris. A fitted corset contrasted the full ball gown skirt and detached puffed sleeves. But the real show stopping part was the hand painted florals all across the dress making it truly one-of-a-kind.
Her hair and eye-makeup by Tease to Please was kept simple with gentle waves and a subtle bronze eye. A pop of bright pink graced her lips. A gold floral necklace by Jennifer Behr was pinned as a headpiece with matching earrings. Shoes by Jimmy Choo also added a pop of pink with ombre crystals fading into a gem encrusted ankle strap.
For the reception, drama and color was the theme of the head table, designed by Alice and Apricot. By incorporating the structure from the ceremony we were able to have a canopy of pink to match the flowers in the lush and cascading table runner down the center. A teal velvet tablecloth from BBJ Linens brought the perfect touch of blue to the tablescape. It also helped emphasize the shimmering iridescence of the table chargers and mixed colored glassware from Top Tier. Eclectic plates from Anthropolgie brought all the colors together into an edgy composition. Gold tipped silverware tied in the gold of the velvet chairs and romantic light came from modern ribbed votives and magenta candlesticks. Each plate was adorned with vintage inspired botanical place cards by Lane Love Paper Co and adorned with a single gemstone.
Our bride had her waves swept back into a modern ponytail. And Jennifer Behr white and crystal, floral drop earrings mimicked the beautiful floral appliqués on her sexy, fitted Berta Privée gown. The fitted corset top with sheer but slightly puffed sleeves, and mermaid silhouette was the perfect mix of modern and vintage.
Every bride needs a dance party dress for their after party and this cropped, two-piece number by Rivini by Rita Vinieris was our perfect pick. With a mock neck, long sleeve top, fitted skirt with a modern bow, and tiny pearls adorning every inch of the piece it was simply stunning. Her low ponytail was adorned by magenta gemstone pins to match her pearl and gemstone earrings by Jennifer Behr. With their thick heel and pleated bow, the magenta heels by Loeffler Randall were the perfect pop of pink behind the slit of the skirt. Now she was ready to dance the night away at our favorite spot Catbird.
Needless to say, all the vendors involved who were not sure about the 2023 Color of the Year were sold by the end of the day. We hope to have several brides brave enough to be bold with their color and choose Viva Magenta!
Florals | Black House Blooms
Design | Alice & Apricot
Photography | Sami Kathryn Photography
Venue | Thompson Dallas
Dresses | Iconic Bride
Hair & Makeup | Tease to Please
Accessories | Jennifer Behr, Jimmy Choo, Loeffler Randall
Reception Dress | Berta Privee
Ceremony & After Party Dresses | Rita Vinieris
Linen | BBJ
Tableware | Top Tier Event Rentals, Anthropologie
Chairs | Marquee Event Rentals
Menus | Lane Love Paper Co.